Meet The DeWall Family of Delaware County Christian School
When this family moved to the King of Prussia area, they found the right fit for all four of their kids at DCCS. Find out why.
Stephen and Wendy DeWall knew what they wanted from their children’s school: excellent facilities, outstanding academics, and a welcoming environment. But after stints in a public school and a small Christian school in New Jersey, they were still looking for just the right fit.
A new King of Prussia-area job for Stephen, and a well-timed postcard, helped them find Delaware County Christian School, an independent Christian school with campuses in Newtown Square and Devon. At an open house, the DeWalls fell in love, impressed by the beauty of the campuses and the warmth of both teachers and other parents.
They enrolled their children and moved to Newtown Square. Peter is now in ninth grade, Nathan in sixth grade, and twins Elise and Anna are in second grade at DC, which runs from pre-K through 12th grade. DC’s small size — 630 students total, with an average class size of 18 — and Christian core values suit all of them, Wendy said.
“Our kids have benefited from being in an environment where the faculty are dedicated to educating and developing the whole person — mind, body, and spirit,” Wendy said. “What really distinguishes DC from other schools is that it is a Christian school aiming to educate students to serve God and impact the world through biblical thought and action.”
DC’s Schools for Applied and Innovative Learning, or SAIL, connect academic elements of the school’s liberal arts curriculum to the broader context of leading a life with a Christian purpose. At every level, DC students grapple with real problems in today’s world, and are challenged to think deeply and critically while working out potential solutions.
The DeWall children have performed music at nursing homes, tackled beach erosion on a trip to the Jersey Shore, and built their leadership skills on camping and wilderness trips.
The school strikes the perfect balance, Wendy said, between challenging academics and a nurturing environment.
“DC strives for excellence as they seek to serve God in all they do,” she said. “Our children continue to grow and are developing a strong sense of their purpose in the world.”
If you think Delaware County Christian School is a good fit for your child, consider attending one of their Discovery Days. To learn more about Discovery Days and to register, please click here.
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